“Enjoy yourself, enjoy yourself, it’s later than you think.” These lyrics, probably best known from a classic The Specials cover, have a painful resonance for dad J.R Storment after the tragic passing of his son Wiley.

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A self-described “workaholic,” Storment is the co-founder of a company called Cloudability. He spent much of the previous eight years working late, overtime and shunning holidays, as he laid the foundations for a successful business.

However, all that success meant nothing after the realization that he had missed the vast majority of his precious son’s short, yet action-packed life. Full of regret, Storment took to LinkedIn to pen an emotional letter, urging parents to reassess their priorities, put family first and not make the same mistakes that he did.

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“A journal of Wiley’s we found the day after he died”

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Heartbreaking words, that we would be wise to heed. You can also read Jessica’s letter here, also a  frank and honest account of the tragedy that urges a better work/life balance for everyone.

No parent should miss out on a single moment of those precious early childhood years unless it is strictly necessary!

Here’s what people had to say about the letter